Program Leadership

Chris Bittinger is the founder of Open Pivot, Inc., which delivers professional training, executive coaching and strategic planning to clients in numerous industries, including professional services, nonprofit, legal, construction, manufacturing, healthcare and education. With over 20 years of experience, Chris has successfully coached over 750 executives, managers and sales leaders.

Chris is a past board member for Cathedral High School. He also founded the school’s Emerging Leaders initiative, which focuses on leadership succession planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Butler University and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is certified with Hogan Leadership Assessments, MG Rush Workshop Facilitation and the Strong Interest Inventory.  In 2019, Chris received his executive coaching certification from Columbia University in New York. Chris received his doctorate in education (EdD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2023. His dissertation studied the influence of executive coaching on executive leaders’ ability to manage stress and mitigate burnout.

Andrew Hart is the Chief Executive Officer of The Oaks Academy, a network of three faith-based, voucher-funded schools. Andrew is responsible for oversight of the operating budget, fundraising, curriculum development and administration. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as The Oaks’ Head of School and, earlier in his career, worked in Marketing Strategy and Business Development at Eli Lilly and Company.

Andrew was a founding board member of Herron High School and is a member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. He has an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and a Master’s Degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Applications for the 2023 - 2024 Fellowship Class will open March 1, 2023
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